It only took six movies and 22 years. The latest Mission: Impossible movie pulled off plenty of stunts in its box-office debut over the weekend and is easily topping the box office and scoring the highest opening yet for the enduring six-film franchise.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures estimates that it earned $61.5 million from 4,386 North American theaters.
Not accounting for inflation, it's a best for the long-running franchise, which has grossed $2.8 billion worldwide, and one of Tom Cruise's biggest too (just shy of "War of the Worlds'" $64.9 million debut in 2005). Internationally, the film earned $92 million from 36 markets which is also a franchise best.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, "Fallout" has scored some of the best reviews in the series and has been in the news cycle for almost a year. Talk about the film started early, in August of 2017, when Cruise broke his ankle performing a stunt in London with video to prove it.